English is tough since we can use words so many different ways and there are really no rules that are ALWAYS true, just often true.
In this case fetching means “to go out and get something”. In this case, files from an Internet repository. We might also use it like “The dog is fetching the ball.” Meaning going and getting the ball and bringing it back.
That is what fetch means in this context.
I hope that helps.
If you have a multi-core CPU, you can and should install ccache and set your make flags to the number of cores you have, which can make compiling much faster.
First install ccache:
sudo pacman -S ccache
Next enable ccache and set makeflags for makepkg:
sudo nano /etc/makepkg.conf
remove the ! in front of ccache so the line looks like this:
BUILDENV=(!distcc color ccache check !sign)
change it so it looks similar to:
Replace 17 with your number of cores +1, and 16 with your number of cores. I am currently using a Ryzen 1700x, which is why I use -j17 -l16
save and close
Next make sure ccache and makeflags are set at all times in case we compile something without using a package manager:
add these lines, save, close:
export MAKEFLAGS="-j17 -l16"
again, replace 17 with your number of cores +1, and 16 with your number of cores.
You’re right, Wayne. Manjaro currently ships with AUR support disabled and no install option to enable it. You have to go into pamac preferences and turn it on manually. They also do some weird stuff. For example: every distro I can think of, ships XFCE with desktop icons at 48. Manjaro ships them at 32… Why?! lol. At 32 the text wrap blows up for pretty much everything. Firefo… Add/Re… Comput… Looks terrible with everything getting truncated.
Glad you found Reborn! I am also over there, so pop over and say hello. We couldn’t have made Reborn without the incredible work that Antergos does!
I occasionally run multiple DEs, the only time I see issues is with GNOME and GNOME-Fork DEs, Deepin, MATE, Cinnamon. They are not usually too serious, as Bryan illustrated.